When you listen to the Beatles White Album...

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  1. wrxplayer

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    When you listen to the Beatles White Album...
     
  2. SteveO

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    My guitar gently weeps.
     
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    You're not exactly listening to an album if you skip something.
     
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    Hah, yes I do. I like that it's there, but these days I will skip it. Granted, I haven't listened to the white album in several years.
     
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    Mostly. I remember as a kid I took a day trip with my Dad. On the way back late at night I wake up in the car and all I hear is "Number 9.... number 9.... number 9.... number 9...." First time I remember hearing that song. A strange, yet good memory.
     
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    I usually play all the tracks simultaneously to get the full "listening the an album" experience.
     
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    I usually skip more (much more) than that: though it was admittedly ambitious, the White Album is also quite the grab-bag/hodge-podge (or as our cousins in their green and pleasant land originally spelled it, hotch-potch) and uneven.
     
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    Somewhere in the musical universe exists an album that was written to also be listened to that way.

    And if it doesn't. I'm going to write it.
     
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    that reminds me, I need to get a copy of that album.
     
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    Or it could be that it is an example of the many different styles/genres they could do well. Very few bands have the ability to write/perform in other genres. Take a listen to the White Album for its diversity of styles as a positive thing and see what you think. Or not......
     
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    Rocky Raccoon and I are looking at the poster that came in my copy. Never even been stuck to anyone's wall either, no rips, tears, or holes in the corners.
     
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    My favorite Beatle album. It's all over the map, but that's why I like it so much.
     
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    Exactly. There's one album of good-to-great material in this double album.

    I normally am curious enough about a band's thoughts, influences, and abilities to follow them down their experimental ways, far off the beaten path - but once I do that, I retain the right to skip them in the future.

    =K
     
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    Depends. I'll sometimes skip it on digital, but lately I've been spinning the new mono vinyl in which case I do the whole thing. As a kid I was fascinated with it.
     
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    That would be awesome.
     
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    Wonderful eclectic album, but I skip Revolution #9. Didn't like it as a kid - still don't. I appreciate "Conceptual Art" and an artist/musicians desire to experiment. But, to me, it is the one truly self-indulgent piece in the Beatles catalogue.
     
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    No skipping allowed!
     
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    Yeah, it's a tune that doesn't fit well at a party!

    I love that release and it's the favorite of their catalog for me - someone who didn't grow up in the 60's but had parents who played the music, that is...

    In any event, I'll play this tonight after the kiddos are in bed. This thread is my prompting!
     
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    I think of the Manson Family
     
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